Inspire U.S. is a program of Project High Hopes, a 501(c)3 operating foundation, which engages in innovative programs aimed at enhancing civic responsibility.
The very foundation of our democracy is built upon the right of all citizens to express their views and actively participate in decision-making processes to improve our communities, state and country. This strictly nonpartisan program works with high school juniors and seniors to prepare them for this responsibility as they approach the age when they first become eligible to vote.
The three pillars of the Inspire U.S. program include:
- Leadership -- students learn effective leadership, communication and organizing skills beginning with the summer Leadership Academy
- Democracy -- students conduct voter registration efforts aimed at registering at least 85% of their school's senior class
- Community -- students design and implement projects which positively impact issues that affect their communities
Check out what Inspire U.S. is doing in other states.